On arrival I will introduce myself and any other Instructors and run through a disclaimer, and then size you up for the kit. Once all suited in warm wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets, I will run through a though briefing on what to expect with a few helpful tips on how to safely move around the rocks, teaching you the best techniques to get from the water to the rocks safely avoiding pesky barnacles, I will also run through the best technique for jumping into the sea safely. Once all your kit has been checked we will swim, scramble, jump (in various ways) and explore our way around parts of the coastline that you can only access through coasteering. With my years of experience, knowledge and understanding of the tidal movement and working in this amazing environment for many years I can take you to places less explored . Using the natural features like a playground, I will put together a route that will suit your abilities, and take in to account the conditions on the day, so you get the best from the experience. If you come across any obstacle or feature that you may struggle with there is always another way. Adventure awaits.
I am born & breed Devon, & have been living & working in North Devon for 14+years. 12 of those years have been spent coasteering around the stunning coastline of the South West of England. I have worked my way up through the ranks of coasteering guides, obtaining hours of local knowledge & now own my own company running sessions in north Devon. I hold a Beach Lifeguard Qualification & the relevant First Aid Certificate, I am also a member of The National Coasteering Charter. Each session is different because of the weather, sea conditions & the people I take out & makes each day different
Wetsuit, BA, & Helmet
We will explore the coast from Hele Bay towards Ilfracombe harbour, where the stunning sea cliffs of North Devon meet the sea. We will keep our eyes peeled for the local wildlife & take in the stunning landscape as we get hands on with nature. Coasteering is a great activity for any body with a sense of adventure. I will take you on an experience to suit the group, the sea, & weather conditions so the client gets the best experience on the day.
Some fitness is required as we will be very active & we ask that you can swim 50m without stopping. Coasteering has a risk of cuts to the hands due to the rocks & the unpredictability of the sea.
Coasteering for the adventurous